Guwahati: Security has been beefed up along the India-Myanmar border so that insurgents can not sneak into the state from its hideouts in the neighbouring country.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army and Assam Rifles have stepped up security measures to avoid any kind of eventualities from border areas.
“Ongoing crisis in Manipur may lead to a new security dimension as Manipur-based insurgent groups staying in camps across Indo-Myanmar border may be detrimental to ongoing massive efforts to restore normalcy in Manipur,” a defence press statement said.
It further added, “The issue is being addressed proactively by security forces who are leaving no stone unturned to thwart the nefarious designs, should it manifest,”.
While on ground zero Assam Rifles is enhancing its deployment posture, round-the-clock vigil & border surveillance, their efforts are being given fresh impetus by allocating Unmanned Aerial Vehicle & Army Helicopters for aerial surveillance in Manipur.
Multiple rounds of aerial surveillance using Cheetah Helicopters have already been conducted by Army since morning in Manipur.
The death toll rises to 54 in violence hit-Manipur and many more were injured and admitted at hospitals.
“A total of 13,000 people were rescued and shifted to safe shelters, some in army camps as the army brought Churachandpur, Moreh, Kakching and Kangpokpi districts under its “firm control,” defence spokesperson said.
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